CrossXpollinatioN 2017

 CrossXpollinatioN logo


CrossXpollinatioN is an annual exhibition at both COPACC and RRRTAG (Red Rocks Regional Theatre and Art Gallery.) It has been held each year for the last four years and has built up to become a major fixture in the regions cultural calendar, attracting artists from all over Australia. We intend to grow this event into something that puts Colac Otway Shire on the map for those who love innovative and highly creative interpretations of the wonderful world of fabric and fibre, either as a practising artist or as a collector and wearer of the pieces.

The event includes FLIGHT@COPACC, in the Civic Hall from 1 July to 23 July, 10am to 4pm daily. There is a  Featured Artists section with artists invited to submit an installation, and The Art Prize exhibition, which runs alongside the featured artists. This year we have 5 feature artists: Andrew Delaney, Irene Manion and Liz Powell as well as local artists Brian Worsley and Carole Redlich who have combined forces to create an exciting installation.  For anyone wanting to submit work for the Art Prize, please fill out the relevant form below under Related Information. Entries for COPACC's Art Prize close on 1 June.

Another feather in COPACC’s cap is the market. Building on the success of past Wearable Art and Makers Markets, it is fondly known as WAAMM. The market is held on Saturday, 1 July from 10am to 4.30pm. This is a market with artists and artisans selling their wares. It attracts work in a wide variety of different mediums, including: hand woven textiles and garments, jewelry, leather, felted items, hand knits, machine embroidered pieces and homewares. Please note that once entries have reached capacity for WAAMM no more entries will be accepted. For more information see the relevant form below under Related Information. (NOTE: The last call for entries has been extended to 20 May 2017)

And there’s more! Don’t forget there is also FLIGHT@RRRTAG. RRRTAG has an exhibition in their fabulous gallery in Cororooke, near Colac. Artists are invited to submit artworks using a range of art practices including textiles, fibre, painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, glass, print-making, photography or video work to address the theme. This exhibition also has prizes in different categories. Entries close on Friday 9th June 2017. For exhibition opening times go to:

RRRTAG can be contacted on, phone 03 5233 1030.


 Image: Reap the Whirlwind - Carole Redlich

Behind the Scenes - the making of CrossXpollinatioN 2016

For the past four years COPACC, together with Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery and a group of devoted volunteers, worked tirelessly to bring CrossXpollinatioN to life. In 2016 we captured the bump-in of our exhibition in the Civic Hall on time-lapse video. The Civic Hall exhibition is just one part of the CrossXpollinatioN festival. This video is a snippet of the mammoth-sized work effort that goes in to organising the popular textile and fibre art event. Shot over five days, this is the making of CrossXpollinatioN 2016 at COPACC.